Public Health

Shock Report Shows UK Mental Health Services 'At Breaking Point'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt and Theresa May have defended their record on mental health - just hours after a new report found some patients were being transported 500...

People Are Using Toilet Seat Covers To Blot Oily Skin

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Style

We’re all about a DIY beauty hack; anything that can save us a little bit of money and keep us feeling like our best selves 24/7 is usually a guaran...

5 Experts Reveal What Politicians Must Understand About The Social Care Crisis

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s u-turned on her flagship social care policy, just four days after it was branded a “dementia tax”. But it is still far from clear ...

Mental Health Awareness Is Alright, But We Need Action

Jess Bradley | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

From prisons to primary schools, social media to benefit sanctions, we need to challenge this tendency to punish wherever we find it. Our humanity should never be up for grabs. Only by challenging this drive to dehumanise can we start the work of building a different society; one which has a logic of good mental health and happiness at its core.

Diesel Cars Are Causing Far More Air Pollution Than Lab Tests Made Us Believe

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

In 2015, more than one million Volkswagen vehicles were caught in an emissions scandal after it was discovered the cars had been fitted with ‘defeat...

Politicians Ignore The Public Health 'Ticking Time Bomb' At Their Peril

Dr Mark Porter | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Mark Porter

Whoever is in government next, must make tackling the crisis in public health a priority. With the NHS at breaking point, and demand on services only set to rise, the ticking time bomb could detonate without further warning.

Bernie Sanders Mocks Donald Trump For Making Awkward Health Care Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK

Bernie Sanders has mocked Donald Trump after the president praised Australia’s universal health care, just hours after Republicans voted to strip mi...

Rich White Men Celebrate After Voting To Strip Healthcare From Millions Of Sick People

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK

The Republican-led House on Thursday narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), leaving mi...

This Small And Simple Act Can Make A Huge Difference To Your Health

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech

Spending another night on the sofa? You’re not the only one. When you become accustomed to a sedentary lifestyle (or just hibernating from the Briti...

Revolutionary Exercise Pill Can Boost Fat Burning And Endurance By Up To 70%

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech

If the idea of getting all the benefits of exercise in one handy pill (and without leaving the sofa) sounds too good to be true, then listen up. Scien...

Theresa May Refuses To Accept Government Responsible For Nurses Using Food Banks

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May questioned on nurses using food banks #marr pic.twitter.com/LAJy6st8AW— The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow) April 30, 2017 Theresa M...

Student Dies Amid Meningitis Outbreak At University

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The University of Surrey has launched a meningitis vaccination programme after a student died amid an outbreak of the infection on campus. First year...

Terrorists Could Wipe Out 30 Million People Using Disease, Says Bill Gates

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

Bill Gates has warned that the threat of terrorists using deadly diseases to attack populations is becoming increasingly likely. As if we didn’t hav...

The Promised Radical Upgrade In Public Health Is Not Being Achieved

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Sharon Hodgson

A few weeks ago, NHS England published their Five Year Forward View Refresh, and it laid bare the challenges facing our health services after the many years of neglect and underinvestment by the Tories. It is safe to say that public health did not escape unscathed.

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Cells Resistant To HIV

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

In a remarkable step forward in the potential treatment of HIV, scientists in California have successfully created a cell population that is resistant...

Two In Five Patients Have Experienced 'Fat Bias' Within NHS, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two in five people say they have experienced ‘fat bias’ from within the NHS, according to a new survey. The findings, released to coincide with ne...

NHS And Social Care Faces Turmoil Unless Funding Pumped In, Warns Lords Report

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics

A “shocking” lack of planning by the Government is placing the future of the health service at risk, a Lords committee warned today. A damning rep...

Why America’s Sick Health Care System Turns British Conservatives Queasy

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

If the cornerstones of your culture include the world’s most famous spy, its best-loved wizard and the band that redefined pop music, it might seem ...

Government Sets Out New Guidelines On How Much Sugar Will Be In Your Food

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents

The government has today set out ambitious new guidelines to reduce the amount of sugar eaten by children in the UK, on a scale that is reportedly “...

We're Having More 'Life Saving' Conversations Than Ever About Our Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

More people are having “life-saving” conversations about their mental health - but men and older people are far less likely to do so, a landmark s...

In Defence Of Obamacare

Ashish Prashar | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

There is widespread recognition that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) delivered by President Obama, the Federal Government and Congress created a solution for every American to have health care.

Vitamins Could Protect You From Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

Vitamin B may offer protection against the negative impacts of air pollution on the human body, according to a new study from the USA. A team from the...

New Immigration Charge Could Cost NHS Millions And Make Staff Shortages Worse

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK

A new immigration charge could cost the NHS millions of pounds and make staff shortages worse, leading healthcare professionals have warned. The healt...

You Would Not Believe How Much Wee Is In Our Swimming Pools

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech

Peeing in a swimming pool happens. Whether we like it to or not it seems to be one of those social acts that people think they can get away with. The ...

Sex And Relationships Education Becomes Compulsory For All In Huge Curriculum Shake Up

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Sex and relationships education is to become compulsory for all school children in England, the education secretary announced on Wednesday. In a much...